Presentation on theme: "Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries"— Presentation transcript:
1 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries Westfield High SchoolHouston, Texas
2 Protective Sports Equipment Commercial Equipment is equipment bought from a sporting goods dealer.Prophylactic Equipment is equipment designed to prevent injuries or to protect injuries from occurring.Customized Equipment is equipment that is designed for one individual’s needs of protection.
3 Helmets needed in …………… FootballBaseballHockeySoftballTrackRodeoBoxingSoccer
4 Football HelmetsNOCSAE - National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment: developed certification standards for football helmet certification.Approved helmets must protect against concussive forces that may injure the brain.Concussion usually caused by collision from another player or turf.
5 Football Helmets Schools - provide quality helmets NOCSAE Approved, annuallyMust have assumption of risk sticker on the helmet
6 Football HelmetsWARNING: Do not strike an opponent with any part of this helmet of face mask. This is a violation of football rules and may cause you to suffer severe brain injury, including paralysis or death. Severe brain or neck injury may also occur accidentally while playing football. NO HELMET CAN PREVENT ALL SUCH INJURIES. USE THIS HELMET AT YOUR OWN RISK.
7 Football Helmets When fitting a helmet, wet players hair Follow manufactures guidelinesCall manufacture and get videoCheck routinely for fitChange in altitude will change the fit of the helmet, Why and How??
8 Football Helmets Chin Strap 2 point straps, almost extinct 4 point, do not screw in helmetJaw (not ear) Pads - Must fit snuglyWant metal face mask that are full vinyl covered
9 Football Helmet Fitting Pull down on the facemask to check proper fit - It should not move.Some skin movement is going to happen.
10 Football Helmet Fitting Turn the helmet to position on the athlete’s headGet the helmet in the position that the athlete will have it during participating in game
11 Football Helmet Fitting Push down on the helmet; there must not be any movementThe athlete must feel the helmet on the top of his head
12 Football Helmet Fitting Rock the helmet back and forth; there must not be any movementA snug fit is the key here, as with all points of fitting
13 Football Helmet Fitting Check for snug jaw pad fituse a tongue depressor to testPlace the depressor between the cheek and pad; it should be held snuggly and take a little effort to remove
14 Football Helmet Fitting Proper adjustment of the chin strap is needed to ensure proper fit of helmettoo loose, may come off, too tight, hamper mandible
15 Batting Helmet Batters, On Deck Person, Runners, Must wear a helmet Difficult to determine if they actually have enough padding to dissipate the energy of a baseball or softballONLY wear helmets with ear protectionLittle League helmets are safer then Pros
16 Catcher’s Helmets Have all catchers wear a helmet Don’t fall into the coaches reasoning, if the catcher is good, they will always face the ball.Bat is the object you must be concerned with.WEAR a FULL helmet, not just a cap helmet
17 Face Protection Four Categories Full Face Guards Mouth Guards Ear GuardsEye Protection Devices
18 Full Face Guards Football 2 Bar Open, 2 Bar Closed, 3 Bar Open, 3 Bar Closed, Special DesignNEVER drill in the helmet, have reconditioning representative do itAttaching a non-approved facemask to a helmet can void warranty
19 Full Face Mask Baseball / Softball Good vision a must Throat Protection
20 Mouth ProtectionMajority of dental trauma can be prevented by wearing PROPERLY fitted, customized, intraoral mouth guards.Also prevent concussionPrevent lacerations to lips, cheeks, fractures to mandible
21 Mouth ProtectionProper Fit = Comfort, tight fit, unrestricted breathing, unimpeded speechNEVER CUT mouth piece to cover only front teethDo not chew on mouth piece
23 Ear GuardsIn wrestling, boxing and water polo ear guards are to protect against cauliflower earEar Plugs protect the ear drum from the loud noise of shooting.
24 Eye Protection Devices Most injuries are from blunt traumaGlasses - better vision, keep slippingSport SpecsContact Lenses - but can fall outEye and Glass Guards - used as precautionMore precaution is needed for this anatomy
25 Neck ProtectionAccording to experts in cervical injuries, the major value of commercial and customized cervical collars is to serve as a reminder to the athlete to be cautious rather than to provide a definitive restriction.
26 Neck Protection“Horse Collars” typically used in high schools can predispose that athlete to injury if they are improperly placed on the shoulder pads!!
28 Football Shoulder Pads Two general typesFlatQuarterbacksReceiversCantileveredLinebackersLinemenDefensive Backs
29 Football Shoulder Pads Fitting Measure the width of the shoulder to determine pads sizeInside shoulder pad to cover end of shoulderCups cover the deltoid muscleAllow arms over head but not allow shifting